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French ex-budget minister on trial for tax fraud

Paris - Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who resigned in disgrace in 2013 after admitting to having a secret Swiss bank account, goes on trial Monday for tax fraud.The 63-year-old faces up to seven years in jail and two million euros ($2.

Pakistan police arrest six over child wedding

Multan - Police have arrested six people accused of arranging the marriage of a seven-year-old boy and six-year-old girl in eastern Pakistan, officials said Saturday.

One shot dead at Dublin boxing weigh-in: Police

Dublin - One man was killed and two others injured on Friday when gunmen opened fire on boxing fans at a weigh-in at a Dublin hotel, Irish police said.

Suspect in the stabbing death of police K-9 did not cut officers Special

Pittsburgh - A police official said this afternoon that two police officers involved in Sunday's deadly encounter that left a police dog and a 37-year-old man dead were not cut or stabbed as first reported.

'Facebook killer' sentenced to life for wife's U.S. murder

Miami - A Miami court imprisoned for life a US man who killed his wife and then splashed a photo of her bloodied body on Facebook, where he confessed to the fatal shooting.

California doctor gets 30 years to life for overdose deaths

Los Angeles - Hsiu-Ying "Lisa" Tseng is the first doctor in the United States to be convicted of second-degree murder in the overdose deaths of three of her patients. She wrote the prescriptions but did not administer the drugs.

Slain K-9 officer awarded Medal of Honor at memorial service Special

Pittsburgh - Dark gray clouds lined the sky over Pittsburgh this morning, setting the somber tone for the memorial service for slain K-9 Officer Aren, who was stabbed to death Sunday while trying to apprehend a man that had stabbed two other police officers.

Man accused of robbing armless teen indicted for hate crime

Staten Island - A 20-year-old Staten Island man has been indicted for a hate crime after it was alleged he and two juveniles robbed a teen who was born without arms.

Dutch man killed ex-minister 'over euthanasia,' court told

Den Haag - A Dutch man accused of murdering a former health minister has admitted to the killing, saying he was on a "divine mission" because of her role in legalising euthanasia, Dutch media said Thursday.

Italy demands truth from Egypt over slain student

Rome - Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Thursday angrily demanded "the truth" from Egypt over the unexplained death of Cambridge University student Giulio Regeni.

Sexual assault case against Bill Cosby to proceed

Norristown - On Wednesday Norristown, Pennsylvania Common Pleas Judge Steven O’Neill refused to throw out the sexual assault case brought against Bill Cosby on Wednesday.

Shkreli set to take the Fifth Amendment at hearing

Washington - Ex-pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli has stated he would like to "berate" and "insult" Congress. However, for this week’s hearing he is set to take the Fifth Amendment.

Explosion aboard Somalian airliner forces plane to land

Mogadisho - A jet passenger plane in route to Djibouti on the Horn of Africa, a mostly French-and Arabic-speaking country bordered by Red Sea beaches, had to make an emergency landing today after something blew a large hole in the side of the plane.

Texas man arrested in fatal road rage shooting

Arlington - Police in Arlington, Texas have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with the death of a 26-year-old woman who was shot while driving on Interstate 30.

S.Africa's Zuma to pay back money for home upgrade

Johanesburg - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma will pay back some of the public funds used to upgrade his private home, his office said Wednesday, attempting to end a two-year scandal that has plagued his government.

Suspects in killing of police dog have extensive criminal records Special

Pittsburgh - Two of the three men involved in Sunday's violent altercation with police officers that resulted in the stabbing death of a transit K-9 officer, as well as the stabbing of two police officers, have extensive criminal pasts, according to court records.

Mexico arrests alleged leader of Beltran Leyva cartel

- Mexico has arrested the alleged leader of the remnants of the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel, officials said Monday.

Canada radio host Ghomeshi's sexual beating trial begins in Toronto

Ottawa - The trial of syndicated radio host Jian Ghomeshi on charges of beating three women during sex began Monday in a packed Toronto courtroom.

Suspect shot and killed by police, after he killed a police dog Special

Pittsburgh - Just after 3:30 p.m. a K-9 officer with the Port Authority of Allegheny County Police Department was stabbed to death by a suspect fighting with police. The suspect was shot and killed by police after he killed a police dog, and stabbed two officers.
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